There were 225+ attendees this year and many commented that they LOVED the addition of Art in the Gardens. Friends of Noe Valley has decided that this theme deserves a repeat. So for 2019 there will be Art in the Garden – once again.
The Friends of Noe Valley would like to thank everyone who helped make the Garden Tour so successful, and fun, this year.
To begin, a great big thank you goes to the nine amazing hosts who opened up their gardens for this year’s tour. Dorothee Noyon, Michelle Echenique, Jana King, Arete Nicholas, Bonnie McGregor, Terry Baum, Jason and Christy Friedrichs, Heather Solway, and the 30th Street Senior Center you are the best. We LOVE you!
Another group we would like to thank are the artists who made the Garden Tour so special. Hector Saba, Brennan Wenck, SA Kushina, Heather Solway, Jane Wilson, Brion Charles, Michelle Echenique, Henry Sultan, Jenny Badger, Robert Windle, Pickles, Kit Cameron, Sylvie Guillot, and Tachina Rudman-Young we cannot thank you enough! Really. We can’t.
The Noe Valley Garden Tour absolutely could not happen each year without the generosity of local individuals and businesses. We’d like to especially thank this year’s sponsors who have all participated year after year after year after year. Without a doubt these are the people and businesses who go beyond just working in the neighborhood. They are the people who contribute and show their care for the Noe Valley community. Big hugs all around to our sponsor friends.
- The Swann Group/The Agency – Lead Sponsor for 2018!
- BJ Droubi Team
- Dennis Otto at Compass
- Dirty Hoe Landscaping
- Noe Valley Merchants and Professionals Association
- Sloat Garden Centers
- Umpqua Bank
- Duncan Wheeler at Compass
- Zephyr Realty
- Raffle sponsor – Stephanie Johnson Pacific Union Realty
- Flora Grubb – gift certificate
- Flowercraft – gift certificate
We’d also like to especially thank Umpqua Bank who not only sponsors the Garden Tour, but also hosts and staffs (at their expense) the lovely Volunteer Party each year. We ️love you Umpqua Bank! Oh yes we do!
And to the dedicated planning committee led by Linda Lockyer with Jana King, Lisa Erdos, Karin Levenberg, Michelle Echenique, Arete Nicholas, and Adrian Bonifacio whose countless hours make the Garden Tour come together each year – besos y abrazos!
We would also like to add a big shout out to the volunteer garden greeters. Many are past Garden Tour hosts and others have been supporting the tour since its inception. This group keeps the day running smoothly and we couldn’t do it without their help. You make us so very happy!
Proceeds from the 2018 Garden Tour will be donated to the Noe Valley Association to plant a new 35 gallon gingko tree and to install new plants and soil in the planter boxes along the 24th Street commercial corridor and to the 30th Street Senior Center for new plantings in their garden.